Saturday, November 4, 2017
At 2:00 p.m.
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202
For over 40 years, Bernard Kinsey and his wife Shirley have amassed a collection of art and history that documents the African American experience from 1595 – Civil Rights. The Kinsey Collection is an exhibit containing authentic artifacts, documents, books, letters, manuscripts, photographs and 2 and 3 dimensional art, telling the story of struggle, achievement and contribution that is rarely told or taught in school.
Through a powerful and engaging interactive presentation, Bernard Kinsey shares the objects, individuals, periods in history and context featured in the collection in a manner that inspires, educates and entertains; helping to fill in the gaps of standard education by highlighting the many and often untold stories of African American achievement and contribution. During this dynamic presentation, Bernard Kinsey introduces the "myth of absence" concept that has played a significant role in America's view of African Americans. Serving as a virtual tour of The Kinsey Collection, the presentation prompts you to question what you were taught and challenges your thought process in regards to race in America.
This presentation is free with general admission.